gershom

GERSHOM was born in the Netherlands and lived for many years in Amsterdam. From his years living with the ancient Amsterdam canals he came to realize that the 1960’s were perhaps not superior to the 1690s. After getting his PhD in Psychology and Epidemiology he moved to Los Angeles to study sculpture and painting at Otis College of Art and Design. Currently, he teaches general neuro psychology and the psychology and anatomy of perception at both Otis College of Art and Design and at Art Center College of Design. At Otis he also teaches drawing and composition, and rendering in oil paint. He lectures both locally and internationally on perception and imagination and he lives happily with his wife Donna and daughter Mishala, and with their dog Kye, an Australian shepherd. His Dutch name, Rob Spruijt, is both difficult to pronounce and to spell for English speakers, so he signs with Gershom, his Hebrew name. All Gershom’s still lifes are painted in oil on panel using traditional techniques of layering and glazes. The frames are handmade for each painting by Gershom.